Mouth ulcers are painful sores that can occur inside the mouth, usually on the cheeks, gums, tongue, or lips. They can cause discomfort and make it difficult to eat, talk, or drink.
Mouth ulcers can be caused by various factors such as stress, poor nutrition, hormonal changes, injury, or certain medical conditions.
Treatment for mouth ulcers usually depends on the underlying cause. Over-the-counter pain relievers, topical creams, and antiseptic mouthwashes can provide relief from the pain and discomfort. In some cases, prescription medications may be required.
To avoid mouth ulcers, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, avoid spicy or acidic foods, manage stress levels, and get adequate sleep and nutrition.
There are several types of mouth ulcers, including canker sores, herpes simplex virus sores, and aphthous ulcers. Each type of ulcer requires different treatment and care.